Saturday, October 22, 2011

Weekend Art Post: Boner Art on Bravo's Work of Art

Readers, we were planning to write about football today, since the local media spent the week convincing us that KU had a legitimate shot at knocking off unbeaten K-State today. Mind you, we never understood the logic of this argument, but we nevertheless spent the week imagining a vicious slaughter of those purple pussies followed by the inevitable dismantling of the goalposts and parade to Potter Lake. But as we write this post K-State is up 59-14, so we're just going to offer up a quick art-related boner post today instead.

Are you watching Bravo's Work of Art? If not, you should be. One artist insists on referring to himself as "the Sucklord." And another spent this week's episode constructing a stick model of a pervert with a boner with a playground photo as a backdrop. Here's a recap from the AV-Club review that we believe will fully convince you to watch the show from here on out:

"Michelle’s work is a wooden, geometric stick-figure contraption that’s wired up in front of a picture of a little New York park. The lines of the figure echo the lines of the plants in the bucolic park scene, which creates some clever thematic tension, as the stick-figure guy is a lecher who gets an erection when someone pulls his string. At least, we can gather that he gets an erection. Judging by the clumsy, panicked cuts that take place every time someone pulls the string on Michelle’s piece, Bravo’s standards-and-practices department does not allow the depiction of boners in motion, not even artistic ones. (Note that Sara’s moving clay vulva is A-OK, though, because it is still stationary relative to the crotch of the figure, and therefore not capable of breaking loose and destroying civilized society.) During the critique of this work, China takes pains to remind everyone how comfortable she is in the company of an erect penis."

Future band name: Boners in Motion.

We can't seem to find a picture of the work to snag, but you can look at it here

And here's our pick for America's next great artist: the Sucklord!



















Check in this week for coverage of Larryville's Halloween edition of the Final Fridays art walk. We suspect there will be a zombie exhibition or four to peruse.

1 comment:

Colin Roe said...

i have missed the last couple episodes! i dont have bravo. can i come watch it with you?